Associate Counsel, Product at Affirm

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

We’re looking for an energetic and hardworking lawyer to join our growing Product Counsel Legal team. This individual will report to the Product Counsel Team and will be primarily responsible for supporting the Team in developing new consumer credit products as well as expanding on features to existing products. The best candidate will be flexible enough to lead a wide range of projects and matters in support of Affirm’s multiple strategic objectives.

Come join us in our mission to change consumer finance through better technology, lower costs, and increased transparency while providing the best customer experience!

What You’ll Do
  • Provide guidance to Affirm’s business teams regarding legal issues related to all new consumer credit products and features to existing products throughout the entire product development lifecycle and beyond
  • Remain up to date on relevant industry, consumer protection, marketing, and privacy laws and regulations in order to provide an ongoing ability to deliver sound compliance advice
  • Draft terms and conditions, disclosures, and implement related processes
  • Identify and promote process-enhancement through gap analyses between existing policies and procedures and business activities
  • Understand company-wide KRIs, KPIs, and other metrics to in order to develop systems and processes to support Affirm’s rapid expansion in the product and e-commerce area and beyond if necessary
  • Identify and evaluate business and legal risks, and find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving business goals
  • Work proactively with Affirm’s strategic partners, vendors and other third-parties
  • Manage special projects supporting both Legal and Compliance functions, including drafting and compiling regulatory requirements
What We Look For
  • J.D. degree and a state bar member in good standing
  • 4+ years of law firm or in-house experience, ideally related to consumer financial services regulatory analysis, product development, privacy and data security, compliance, regulatory relations or operational functions
  • Proven experience as a key contributing member of a high performing team
  • Inquisitive and proactive in identifying risks and proposing creative and effective solutions
  • Strong project management, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to senior management in a clear and persuasive manner (verbally and in writing)
  • Experience developing approaches to legal challenges while providing business-focused legal advice
  • Passion for improving consumer credit products and customer experiences
Bonus Points
  • Experience in launching products in international markets
  • Experience taking on projects involving unfamiliar subject matters
Location
 
We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.
 
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If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.

We also believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. By clicking "Submit Application," I acknowledge that I have read the Affirm Employment Privacy Policy, and hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, and storage of my personal information as described therein.

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Location

Affirm's office is located in San Francisco's Financial District with close access to great coffee, restaurants, and bars.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! The majority of our roles can be accomplished anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). While most Affirmers will have the option to choose a remote-first accommodation, our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

For this new way of working, we’re thrilled to introduce a dynamic and competitive compensation model and total rewards package that complements our remote-first work style. Affirm’s 2021 benefits will allow flexibility for Affirmers to customize their experience by selecting benefits based on their individual needs and preferences to be successful from almost anywhere -- continuing to lean into our value of “People Come First”.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Check out Affirm's 2020 DEI Report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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